What Substance Use Disorders Do We Treat At Sobriety Now?
Our experienced staff is clinically trained to treat polysubstance use disorder at all outpatient levels of care. We commonly treat:
Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol can be an addictive substance. Not everyone who consumes alcohol will become addicted. However, certain people may be more susceptible to addiction. It's important to understand the signs and symptoms of alcoholism.
Opioid Use Disorder
Opioids include a variety of substance, including prescriptions medications such as fentanyl, codeine, and morphine. Opioid dependency is an epidemic in the United States with prescription medications being one of the leading contributors to dependency.
Cocaine Use Disorder
Cocaine is a stimulant that functions to increase the availability of the neurotransmitter dopamine in the brain. Cocaine is attractive as a recreational substance due to the perceived positive effects on mood, motivation, and energy. Common methods of use include smoking, insufflation (often referred to as snorting) or intravenous use.
Sedative, Hypnotic or Anxiolytic Dependence Disorders
Including: Xylazine, Benzodiazepines, Marijuana, Commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Restoril, Ativan, Klonopin) have a calming effect, but can be highly addictive and can lead to a dependency.
Stimulant Use Disorder
Stimulant use disorder is the continued use of stimulants despite harm to the user. Some examples of stimulants include cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine (meth), MDMA (also known as ecstasy or molly), and prescription drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin.
As the city of Philadelphia works to respond to the ever-evolving overdose crisis, we are consistently utilizing and implementing evidence-based best practices around treating Xylazine. Xylazine, commonly known as “tranq,” is a non-opioid medication used as a sedative and muscle relaxant in veterinary medicine. Although not approved for human use, Xylazine is increasingly added to street drugs (commonly opioids) and is often found in combination with fentanyl (a powerful synthetic opioid). Most drugs distributed in Philadelphia contain high levels of Xylazine.
We use Xylazine testing strips and screen for Xylazine during our routine Urine Drug Screens, along with all other panels to test for alcohol, opioids, cocaine, sedatives, and amphetamines.
Learn more about Xylazine and Philadelphia’s response to the overdose crisis in 2023 here